CMC Breast Care Center

Making your breast health a priority

Q: What are some recent advancements in women’s breast health?

A: One significant advancement was a bill that the New Hampshire Legislature passed in 2018. All insurance carriers in the state are now required to cover screening 3-D tomosynthesis mammography, which is the gold standard in breast imaging. The Breast Care Center recently installed a new, state-of-the-art 3-D tomosynthesis mammography machine — a Siemens Mammomat Revelation. The machine is able to take both 2-D and 3-D images, and can be used for stereotactic biopsy and contrast enhanced mammography.

Q: How does better technology improve breast health?

A: Tomosynthesis is a 3-dimensional imaging technology that provides unprecedented clarity, allowing us to detect and diagnosis breast cancer at the very earliest stage. The earlier we’re able to precisely detect and diagnose cancer, the better chance we have at a successful treatment plan. The new machines also have enhanced features, like lower radiation and lighting effects, which create a better experience for patients. It all helps us to fulfill one of our “Pinky Promises” to offer women the highest quality imaging with the latest innovations.

Categories: Breast Cancer